Postpartum Disenchantment Syndrome

Shamsah Amersi, MD Obstetrician and Gynecologist, explains the phrase Postpartum Disenchantment Syndrome, which she coined to describe the vision women often have of having a perfect baby
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Postpartum Disenchantment Syndrome

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Postpartum Disenchantment Syndrome is a phrase I coined to do describe the vision you had of a perfect baby, who breastfeeds well, and who sleeps through the night, applies to everybody but you. You are struggling with a fussy baby, difficulty breastfeeding, changes in your body, a loss of relationship with your partner and even yourself. You are not alone. The great majority of women feel like this but are too guilty to express the negative things they have about being a parent. The best advice I would give my patients is to stop. Stop putting pressure on yourself. Allow yourself to focus on your own timeline with the baby. If you allow the process to occur. You will find that you will have a happy pregnancy and postpartum period.

Shamsah Amersi, MD Obstetrician and Gynecologist, explains the phrase Postpartum Disenchantment Syndrome, which she coined to describe the vision women often have of having a perfect baby

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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.

 

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